9 Ways to Welcome Spring in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. is an incredible city, filled with iconic monuments, world-class museums, and historical sites that are must-sees for any traveler. With spring just around the corner, it's the perfect time to visit the capital city and explore all that it has to offer. Here are some of the best things to do in Washington, D.C. this spring.
Visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival attracts thousands of visitors from around the world to witness the stunning sight of the city’s cherry blossom trees in bloom. This year’s festival will take place from March 20 to April 16, and will feature a wide range of events, including a parade, fireworks, and cultural performances.
Take a Walk Around the National Mall
The National Mall is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting D.C. It’s home to some of the city's most well-known monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Take a stroll around the Mall and soak up the history and beauty of the city.
Stay at The St. Gregory Hotel
A trip to Washington, D.C. in spring is wonderful, and a stay at The St. Gregory Hotel would be icing on the cake. With our ‘Cherry on Top’ package, your overnight stay will come with cherry Blossom-themed welcome amenities, two specialty cherry blossom-inspired cocktails at Ellington Park Bistro, and late checkout at 1 pm. Plus, Ellington Park Bistro will be featuring weekly cherry pick specials for the entire month, from an exquisite pink beet salad to an irresistible matcha cake.
Visit the Smithsonian Museums
Washington, D.C. is home to some of the world’s best museums, and the Smithsonian Museums are at the top of the list. From the National Museum of American History to the National Air and Space Museum, there’s something for everyone at the Smithsonian.
Explore the National Zoo
The National Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city, and for good reason. It’s home to more than 2,000 animals, such as giant pandas, elephants, and lions. Take a walk around the zoo and enjoy the beautiful spring weather while you spot some incredible wildlife.
Attend the Pink Tie Party
Dress in your best pink attire to the Pink Tie Party, a spring season soirée on March 16. You’ll get to enjoy culinary creations by TCMA Executive Chef Houman Gohary and the best bites in town, including special plates from Ellington Park Bistro. The beautiful queens of Absolutely Dragulous will also walk the blossom runway with Guy Lambert as the emcee. Come and have fun—it’s for a good cause. All the proceeds will go to the iconic National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Take a Bike Tour
D.C. is a great city for cycling, and there are plenty of bike tours available to help you explore the city’s most popular sites. Whether you want to see the monuments, explore the neighborhoods, or cycle along the Potomac River, there’s a bike tour for you.
Visit the U.S. Capitol
The U.S. Capitol is the heart of American democracy, and it’s open for public tours throughout the year. Take a tour of the Capitol building and learn about the history and workings of the U.S. government.
Enjoy a Picnic in Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park is a beautiful natural oasis in the heart of the city, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a spring picnic. Pack a lunch, grab a blanket, and relax in one of the park’s many green spaces.
Washington, D.C. is a city that truly comes alive in the springtime. With so much to see and do, it’s the perfect destination for anyone looking to explore American history, culture, and nature. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned D.C. veteran, there's always something new and exciting to discover in this city.